The wonderful, colourful and vibrant San Isidro celebrations, considered by many to be one of the best celebrations on the festive calendar, begin on Tuesday evening, May 14th, and continue throughout Wednesday, May 15th.
On Tuesday evening, the action is centred around the Ermita de San Isidro in the grounds of the Nerja Caves in Maro. Local groups will provide the music and it is basically an all night party.
On Wednesday at 11:00 is the Mass at the Iglesia El Salvador on the Balcón de Europa, sung by the Peña Nerjeña choir, followed at 12:00 by dance performances outside the church and the start of the procession from the town centre to the Nerja Caves.
May 15th is one of only two days during the year that the Nerja Caves are closed to visitors, the other being January 1st.
The statue of San Isidro should arrive at the Nerja Caves at around 14:00. The ‘stragglers’ in the procession tend not to arrive at the Caves until around 17:00!